CAPE CORAL, FL - A Cape Coral man is missing off the coast of Costa Rica after being swept away by a rip current. Erik Downes is a student at Oglethorpe University in Georgia. &nbs..
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The family of the 17-year-old gunman who killed an Omaha assistant principal and wounded the principal at his Nebraska high school say they are shocked and confu..
Thursday's rain was welcome, but temporary, relief from wildfire activity. Chances for wildfires remain strong without sustained rains. Vegetation in Collier, Lee a..
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Legal experts say months of investigation by Gulf oil spill panels show there's a greater likelihood that criminal charges will be filed against some of the comp..
NAPLES-- WINK News crews were on the scene Thursday of a natural gas leak behind an apartment building near 600 Neapolitan Way in Naples. The gas line was shut off a..
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An attorney for a Florida mother charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter has been fined for failing to turn over information about expert witnesses. Circu..
WASHINGTON (AP) - A sudden bloom of bacteria after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill helped clean up the methane gas that was also released into the Gulf of Mexico, according to a ne..
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Truckloads of Four Loko and other alcohol-laced energy drinks are being recycled into ethanol and other products after federal authorities told manufacturers t..
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A 16-year-old accused of stomping a middle school student in the head faces a maximum sentence of 50 years in prison. Prosecutor Maria Schneider agreed..
OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott and Michelle Rhee are in South Florida touting their agendas for more education choices. Rhee is the former head of public schools in Washing..
FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Solar panel arrays previously installed on the roof of the Lee County Public Safety building are now harnessing the power of the sun. County officials and a crew..
One northbound lane is shut down between Lucett (mm 139) and Palm Beach Blvd (mm 141) due to a motor vehicle accident. Expect heavy traffic. Trust WINK News for the latest on..
LEE COUNTY-- Jose Maldonado (DOB 09/18/1984) has been sentenced to 180 months in prison for two burglaries committed in 2009. On October 30th, 2009 an alert resident notified the L..
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral college student is missing after classmates say he got caught in a rip tide off the coast of Costa Rica. We've learned, Erik Downes, originally from..
DESOTO COUNTY - A grove south of Arcadia is picked clean, as growers try to salvage what they can after the damage from the freeze. That damage is becoming more obvious in te..
More customers and sales mean businesses need to hire more employees to keep up. And forecasts show it may be more than just tourist season. According to payroll processor ADP, sma..
GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. - The Division of Forestry wants residents in the Golden Gate Estates area to be aware of a prescribed burn that may send smoke into their neighborhoods.&..
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - A stretch of road in Bonita Springs known for catching those with a lead foot may soon get a new speed limit. It's a mile long area, right after Livingston R..
CAPE CORAL, FL- Cape Coral officials say they want city employees to give up their employee cell phones... for good. In return the city will offer a stipend of up to 50 dolla..
FORT MYERS- Boston Red Sox fans have already lined up to get first picks of this season's training tickets. Tickets aren't up for grabs until Saturday morning, but fans told WINK N..